How to Open Task Manager in Windows 10

I’ll show you different ways to do this task, as well as how to create a Task Manager shortcut. Let’s get started.

Method #1

Right-click on the blank area of the taskbar. In the context menu, select Task Manager, which is between “Show the desktop” and “Lock the taskbar.”

Method #2

Use taskmgr command in any of the following programs to launch Task Manager:

Method #3

Open the Start menu. Hit the “Windows Tools.”

Double-click on “Task Manager.”

Method #4

Open the Start menu. Type task. Hit the Task Manager app from the search results.

Method #5

Press Ctrl, Shift and Escape keys together to launch Windows 10 Task Manager.

Method #6

Press Alt, Ctrl, and Delete keys simultaneously. On the Windows security screen, beneath “Sign out,” you will see “Task Manager.” Click on it.

Method #7

Press Windows and X keys together (or right-click on the Start button).

In the Power User menu, select “Task Manager” between “Windows PowerShell (Admin)” and “Settings.”

Method #8

Double-click “Taskmgr.exe” in the System32 folder.

Method #9

In the Control Panel, enter the word task in the search field in the upper right corner.

Click on the “Task Manager” link from the search results.

Create Task Manager Shortcut

Here are the steps to create a Task Manager shortcut on your Windows 10 desktop.

Remember that the steps are the same for creating a shortcut in File Explorer. Let’s get started.

Right-click on your desktop’s blank area. Hover your mouse over “New.” Hit “Shortcut.”

In the “Create Shortcut” pop-up, type taskmgr. Hit the “Next” button.

If the suggested shortcut name doesn’t suit your taste, you can substitute your own. Click the “Finish” button.